Author Topic: c/n 1414, N6464V  (Read 3864 times)

Doug Johnson

c/n 1414, N6464V
« on: May 11, 2015, 01:57:38 PM »
4 pictures check your albums. Please do an internet search maybe you'll come up with one I couldn't find, I need all the help I can get.

Previous posts about N6464V or anything click on   http://flyhelio.com/smf/index.php?action=search  Enter ?

c/n 1414, built 06/69 as model H-295 original registry N6464V Andrew Davlin Jr NJ sold '72, Snow Management inc CO installed Rayjay/Riley turbocharger sold '75, David Menscher CO sold '76, George Mollison WA sold '82, Linn Emrich WA placed in experimental category covered ailerons with aluminum this led to STC SA3810NM sold '87, Gregg MacDonald WA sold '88, Robert Campbell CA installed left wing mounted camera and one in right side passenger door sold '11, Christopher Prevost sold '11, Doonerack ltd Partnership Al wright (Wright Air Service) & Burseil Equipment (Bob Bursiel) Fairbanks, AK (11th of 12)converted to H-295B with installation of Bendix fuel injection, accident on takeoff from aprox 850' unimproved airstip tundra tire equipped Helio failed to lift off and struck brush trees substantial damage @ near Delta Junction AK 9/15

As always any further information or pictures would be greatly appreciated.

mislabeled by Air-Brittain If you enlarge the photo you can see the shadow of 12'' registry N6464V




« Last Edit: August 21, 2016, 10:20:52 AM by Doug Johnson »
Doug

Stickman

Re: c/n 1414, N6464V
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2015, 04:14:10 PM »
I flew this airplane for a couple summers when Linn Emrich had it. We gave tours around Mt. St. Helens with it.

There is a picture of it flying in the crater of St. Helens (behind the lava dome) in a National Geographic article from around 1982-83 or so.

It had metal ailerons when he got it but they were recovered (I think by Jim Perry) after Linn bought it.

Doug Johnson

Re: c/n 1414, N6464V
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2015, 05:27:31 PM »
heres an earlier post http://flyhelio.com/smf/index.php?topic=416.msg2131#msg213

Faa records show Linn Emrich WA placed in experimental category and covered ailerons with aluminum this led to STC SA3810NM

and I remember someone with Wright Air saying it still had aluminum covered ailerons.

I think someone should make a set of ailerons out of Carbon Fiber like the ones on the experememtal "Jensen Turbo courier" and STC them.
« Last Edit: May 12, 2015, 01:44:16 AM by Doug Johnson »
Doug

Stickman

Re: c/n 1414, N6464V
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2015, 01:08:40 PM »
I would like to know who first covered the ailerons with metal. As I said, when Linn got the airplane they were already metal, although badly corroded. They were redone in aluminum and it had metal ailerons the entire time I flew it.

Jim Perry took quite an interest in it because he had never seen metal ailerons before.

Doug Johnson

Re: c/n 1414, N6464V
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2015, 04:36:34 PM »
This is all I have to go by Stephen Ruby says these FAA files are often incorrect but like I said its all I have to go by.
20Jul76   Undated   03Aug76   George L. Mollison Jr., Issaquah, Washington
11Jun82   01Nov84   03Dec84   Linn Emrich, Issaquah, Washington
      23Apr86   Modified, with installation of Brentwing carry-thru assembly (STC SA1728CE)
      24Nov86   Statement of Conformity with Type Certificate No. 1A8
      25Nov86   Certificate of Airworthiness (Experimental - To Show Compliance with FAR), TT2,862.00
Was for testing of ailerons re-skinned with aluminum (leading to STC SA3810NM)
      04Apr87   Flight checked
      08Apr87   Statement of Conformity with Type Certificate No. 1A8
      08Apr87   Certificate of Airworthiness (Experimental - To Show Compliance with FAR), TT2,872.00
30Jan87   03Feb87   22Apr87   Gregg C. MacDonald, Issaquah, Washington
      23Apr87   Certificate of Airworthiness (Standard - Normal), TT2,872.00
« Last Edit: May 13, 2015, 04:57:46 PM by Doug Johnson »
Doug

Stickman

Re: c/n 1414, N6464V
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2015, 04:57:13 PM »
Linn was leasing the airplane for a year or two before he bought it. My guess is that he applied for the STC in order to sell it. He was no stranger to experimental aircraft, he built the Mighty Mouse (N12MM) Cessna 150 as well as being a backer of Vitol Kasper of Kasperwing fame.

It appears that the logbooks are somewhat incomplete. Unfortunately, Linn passed away in 1998 or 99. The only one that may have some additional info is Jim Perry, they were pretty close.
« Last Edit: May 15, 2015, 08:06:17 AM by Stickman »

Doug Johnson

Re: c/n 1414, N6464V
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2015, 06:28:06 PM »
Interesting, I still have two Kasperwing ultralights and consider them the most fun to fly airplane ever built. The closest you'll ever come to flying like a bird.


« Last Edit: May 13, 2015, 06:30:13 PM by Doug Johnson »
Doug

Stickman

Re: c/n 1414, N6464V
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2015, 11:36:40 PM »
Very nice! ;D I've never seen one with the windscreen, looks like a great addition. Actually I haven't seen one at all in probably 25 years!

They do look fun to fly. Linn's son Thor had one, flew it all over the place.

Doug Johnson

Re: c/n 1414, N6464V
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2015, 09:17:30 PM »
Len pointed this out  history amended on Wright Airs newest Helio

NTSB Identification: ANC15LA070
Nonscheduled 14 CFR Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter
Accident occurred Sunday, September 13, 2015 in Delta Junction, AK
Aircraft: HELIO H 295, registration: N6464V
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.
This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On September 13, 2015, about 0840 Alaska daylight time, a tundra tire-equipped Helio Courier H-295 airplane, N6464V, sustained substantial damage during takeoff following a runway excursion from a remote unimproved airstrip near Delta Junction, AK. The airplane was being operated by Wright Air Service Fairbanks, Alaska, as a visual flight rules (VFR) charter flight under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 135.The certificated airline transport pilot and two passengers were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and a VFR flight plan had been filed. The flight departed a remote unimproved airstrip near Delta Junction, Alaska, at about 0840 destined for Fairbanks, AK.

During an interview with the National Transportation Safety Board investigator-in-charge on September 14, the pilot stated that he was departing from a remote unimproved airstrip estimated to be about 850 feet long. He stated that the airplane seemed to accelerate normally, but failed to become airborne at the departure end of the runway, and impacted brush and trees, sustaining substantial damage to the right wing.

The airplane was equipped with a Lycoming GO-480-G1D6 engine, the pressure carburetor was replaced with a Bendix fuel injection system, under the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) field approval process.

The closest weather reporting facility was Allen Army Airfield, about 35 miles northeast of the accident site. At 0853, a weather observation from Allen Army Airfield was reporting, in part: wind calm; visibility, 10 statute miles; few clouds 1,000 feet, few clouds 13,000 feet, scattered clouds 17,000 feet, scattered clouds 20,000 feet; temperature, 28 degrees F; dew point 27 degrees F; altimeter, 30.14 inHG.

A detailed engine examination is pending.

Aviation Accident & Synopsis Query Page


Index for September 2015
Doug

Doug Johnson

Re: c/n 1414, N6464V
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2016, 10:29:05 AM »
I was going through some old information files and saw that I had never edited the history paragraph above with installation of of fuel injection or the last accident
Doug

Doug Johnson 1

Re: c/n 1414, N6464V
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2017, 02:00:18 PM »
I found this photo at the "Wright Air Service" site.

I believe it is relatively current and the way it looks now.

It should be opened at the bottom of the list above.

Anyone know if it still has the metal covered ailerons? were they removed at the time of the wreck. Can't really tell in this picture. I see nothing in the FAA file of them being removed but my FAA files are 5 yrs old prior to wreck and it probably would only need a logbook endorsement to remove them.

« Last Edit: October 18, 2017, 02:21:12 PM by Doug Johnson 1 »